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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,016 People

    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I found You just have to live Your life.

    work, eat, sleep, play, read, hike, do the dishes, play with the cat, pet the cat, walk, run, go to fairs, dress up in silly costumes for friend, go to the beach, writing, driving, eating ice cream, dig, stub your toes, drink alcohol and watch the sun set, hammer together a...
    AceWarbringer AceWarbringer 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    What am I worth? I'm a lost cause with no

    future. All I feel is empty and sadness. My friends are blades and small capsules. What's stopping me from death?
    anthonyalfano anthonyalfano 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I thought I was better.

    ..I'm not. I want to cut right now. If I tell my mom she'll get really worried especially because she thinks I haven't done it in 3 years. My friend isn't answering. I feel hopeless right now. I don't know why I'm alive, I'm worthless and I'll never be good enough. I wish I could...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    why does it take so much effort to be alive.

    why do i have to do this. i try so hard. so hard. but i cant do it anymore. let me go. i dont want to keep up this exhausting task.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Hey, I want to recommend "Hannah Vancouver"'s

    YouTube channel. She has made videos about depression and also other mental health including anorexia, bulimia, anxiety disorder, ADHD and cutting as she has experience with them all. I have found her so helpful so if anyone wants to check her out I think it could be helpful for...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Aplus82 Aplus82 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Bobbyjeanc seems to be like a sore loser he/she

    asked me what do I know and I gave a list of a few of the several things I know 1. I am quite the accomplished hacker 2. I know alot about epilepsy and things that correlate with it 3. I've programed videogame and computer software 4. I can create an electro magnetic pulse...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    anon2254 anon2254 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    It is really awful being

    such a disappointment because of my depression.
    AlittleHope AlittleHope 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's sad.. I'm just so tired of life.

    I don't think I'll ever contemplate suicide but if I'm ever dying, I don't think I'll fight it.. I'm ready to leave this world, just waiting on the reaper.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am starting to except I am a loser in life .

    I have cut off all communication with my family and almost everyone else. I don't answer my phone or interact with people. I believe losers aren't allowed to be around others. I don't leave my house except go to work, because I don't want to have to speak or talk about myself. I...
    mel982 mel982 31-35, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm struggling with something

    that I wanted to share. My situation is very unstable right now. I have to start couch surfing, I don't know where I'll be living, and my parents are having to help me take care of certain things. They have noticed that I eat non stop. I eat junk food, sweets more than ever...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    flower79 flower79 31-35, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    toxicpastels toxicpastels 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I sometimes wish I had an imaginary real friend

    so that whenever something goes bad, he/she could sooth me. I really need an imaginary real friend so that he'll always be with me and never let me do something bad. I just wish.
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    'Oh you're the reason I get out of bed Still

    can't fight the feeling this is meaningless' These two lines are how I've always lived my life, prior to where I am now. I've never been able to be happy with just me....I mean I never had low self-esteem, I was just reserved. But I always, always always relied on a friend...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    slow loris eating a rice ball search

    that on youtube if you need cheering up
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    Gaykid313 Gaykid313 13-15, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes God choose's us to do things

    that we are not award of. I know that I am here dealing with death and sometimes it gets hard to deal with, because I am only human and the pain and suffering is hard to deal with. We all ask ourselves and we ask God why do we stay here, what is the big picture? I have been...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    depression, self pity,

    call it what you will but whatever it is, is hitting me hard today. seriously, I wish I had someone to make all decisions for me.
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I thought all of this was over,

    I guess I was wrong, it has clawed its way back in. Putting these emotions in a corner just isn't working anymore, cause now they're stronger than I am. It's almost as is two people are fighting over who gets control inside my head, and i'm not sure which one is me.
    Voxus Voxus 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    i have an exam today

    but i didnt sleep because ive been so sad all night and all day yesterday. theres nothing i can do and im scared.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    No one can save me from myself anymore.

    Forced to be on these useless drugs that task horrible and i get nothing out of it. Ill try fight till my 18 or 19 but after that I'm definitely killing myself. I can take the pain anymore
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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